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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

APAC Science & Technology Director

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with our customers, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. 
In Singapore, you’ll be at the centre of every innovation, creation and solution available to the entire Asia-pacific region. Working with our research, creation and production units, as well as our renowned perfumery school, you’ll make us a greater force for good. Every day, your passion, your creativity, and your expertise will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature. 

APAC Science & Technology Director - Taste & Wellbeing

In this role, you will be responsible for the S&T APAC team (5 scientists and engineers) divided over two sites; Singapore and Shanghai. You are responsible for the front-end innovation activities in APAC and SAMEA (India). To support global innovation projects and S&T activities in APAC and SAMEA (India).

 

Sounds interesting? It could be your perfect opportunity to build and grow a focus category bringing the entrepreneur within you to action.

 

In this position you will:

Lead Science and Technology for APAC

  • Lead the S&T APAC team to develop ingredients and technologies in close collaboration with global S&T and regional innovation teams and customers
  • Required to expand the scope & scale of the S&T organization in Singapore, to leverage the innovation ecosystem & the talent pool available so that this center can facilitate growth through the deployment of disruptive technology/ processes.
  • Closely work with commercial and innovation teams in APAC and SAMEA (India) to identify innovation opportunities in the region
  • Support the IDDC process and global technology rollout in the region
  • Develop and grow talents in the team
  • Promote and execute S&T culture, values, and strategies
  • Lead new innovation projects for global impact
  • Define strategy for APAC/SAMEA (India) within the scope of the global S&T organization

 

Lead Front End Innovation activities in APAC and SAMEA (India)

  • Serve as the focal point of contact for internal and external partners 
  • Screen opportunities on strategic fit, high-level technology validation, etc.
  • Engage with existing Ecosystem Partners to discover disruptive opportunities
  • Develop new ecosystem partners where innovation is happening
  • Support partner selection and execution of external clinical trial capabilities in the region

 

You?

Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Are you a self-starter who thrives in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come join us - and impact your world.

 

Your professional profile includes:

  • 10+ years of industrial experience in the innovation areas for Bio, Chemical, and Food Ingredients and Technologies 
  • Solid scientific background in one of the following areas: Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Food Science &Technology
  • An advanced degree in the above fields is a plus
  • Sound Business Acumen and a high level of learning agility
  • Strong technical knowledge in one of the following areas: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Food Science & Technology
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrates good leadership skills and capabilities in building effective teams. 
  • Matured and possess the ability to communicate to multiple stakeholders and represent Givaudan in front of partners and collaborators 
  • Skilled cross-functional communicator, should be able to work collaboratively with company executives and board members

 

 

Our Benefits

  • Attractive package with benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • Collaborate with an experienced cross-functional team to get results
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you

 

*LI-Y

 

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.
 



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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